A diet to treat ageing (21 Feb 2013) by UCL Sound published on 2013/03/04 10:24:02 +0000 Lunch Hour Lectures - Spring 2013 Dr Matt Piper, UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing It has been known for some time that moderate dietary restriction can extend healthy lifespan in a variety of organisms. By experimenting on fruit flies, we are uncovering that only very small changes in specific nutrients are required for this effect. Importantly, these effects appear to be evolutionarily conserved, meaning these new discoveries could be applied to benefit human ageing. Listen to more Lunch Hour Lectures from this series in our set: https://soundcloud.com/uclsound/sets/lunch-hour-lectures-spring-2013 UCL is consistently ranked as one of the world's top universities. Across all disciplines our faculties are known for their research-intensive approaches, academic excellence and engagement with global challenges. This is the basis of our world-renowned degree programmes. Visit us at ucl.ac.uk.